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jakelevenson

Member Since 07 May 2007
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In Topic: Bug Eye aka Underwater Micro Semi-Fisheye Relay Lens UFL-MR130 EFS60

23 October 2010 - 05:27 PM

Um, ok so let's say that's not really an option. How can I find out about what's needed to adapt it to the housing?

It's for a Nikon d700 if that matters any...

Thanks!

In Topic: Transporting our DSLR Equipment with new restrictions

18 April 2010 - 02:11 PM

In my search for wearable carry-on I just happened to find this nifty coat. Thought I would share.

http://www.stealth-g...acket-vest.html

In Topic: Transporting our DSLR Equipment with new restrictions

14 April 2010 - 01:02 PM

Terrific thread! I recently ran into a problem where I was allowed into Dominica with 80 pounds of luggage but was not allowed to exceed 70 flying out. I was a tad bit irate no one told me of this back in Boston when I left but luckily stuffing a few strobe arms down my sleeves and leaving a bottle of rum behind did the trick. I might have to pick up one of those vests as I'm leaving for the Caribbean in a few weeks and need to take both my video and still housings. Not fun. (ok, it's a work trip, but still...)

In Topic: Getting to TTL, I'm still so confused

07 February 2010 - 08:33 AM

Well after trying my Aquatica D700 with the internal settings set right this time I still didn't get TTL with both the Sea and Sea or Ike controllers. So now it's off to Backscatter for me! I'm pretty sure I've done every think right at this point so I'm gonna have my gear looked at by a pro. That time of the year anyway!


Just dropped in on that one, I don't cruise the strobe section a lot, :P

Let me shed some light (pun intended) on this.

Your Aquatica D700 comes with an internal switchboard that allows you to go from 2 pins on each bulkhead for full manual to 5 pins / 2 pins for use with a TTL converter (or a housed Nikon iTTL flash). Given your current choice of the Sea & Sea YS 110 I would go with the Sea and Sea converter (the latest version), all you have to do is move all the small switch to the up position and plug the converter into the main connector (the one with 5 pins activated).

If you do plan on using your Ikelite Strobes you should first check with their website compatibillity chart to see if your strobes are compatible with the iTTL converter. See http://ikelite.com/w...tl_adapter.html at the bottom of the page there is a link for serial number compatibillity.

if they do, then you will want to get the 4302 iTTL converter which is compatible with Nikonos type connector which are 5 pins (we have) and depending if you want single strobe then one cord 4103.51 or for dual strobes uses cord 4103.52, it work very nicely (that what I personnaly use for lighting).

Now before you ask why there is only one connector that is 5 pins while the other is 2 pins, Nikon will not tolerate two hardwired flashes connected to the camera (nothing to do with the housing) so let say you had a pair of SB800 that you wanted to put in housing and bring underwater, you would only be allowed to connect one SB800 to the camera/housing, the other would have to be triggered optically, just like using it top side. putting 5 pins / 5 pins on a housing is seriously asking for trouble as if you where to connect two strobes or flashes (BTW can anybody explain to me why they are called flashes up there and strobes down there????) you would freeze the camera solid. 2 pins / 2 pins is different since only the sync and ground are active.

The TTL converter kind of tricks the camera into thinking its dealing with a single dual head strobe, that makes it kosher for the camera :D


In Topic: Sperm whales in Dominica

03 February 2010 - 06:52 AM

Awesome shots guys. Guess we missed each other by just hours! I'm going to have to get out with Andrew from now on! If you haven't tried Pearls for lunch I highly recommend it. Only open for lunch M-F but far and away best place around. Oh, and if you have a few minutes to take a drive to the hot springs at Teekwaonglogo (I'm sure I spelled that wrong) Say Hi to Henry and June and be sure to sample the Peanut Rum, it's fantastic.

Hope I meet up with you guys in Dominica one day in the future!

Jake